Breast cancer is the second most common malignancy among Nepalese women. In countries with lower levels of resources such as Nepal, breast cancers are commonly diagnosed at late stages and women may receive inadequate treatment, pain relief or palliative care. Socioeconomic disparities and insufficient financial resources hinder prevention of breast cancer in Nepal.
Breast cancer can occur at any age. It is more common in women over 60 but nearly one-quarter of women diagnosed each year are younger than 50. Men can also develop breast cancer, although this is rare.
There’s a good chance you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and therefore knows how vital it is to raise awareness about Breast Cancer if we are to improve on the current detection, treatment and survival rates.
October each year is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities around the world to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds to raise awareness about causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
Rose Foundation Nepal has been raising awareness for Breast Cancer every October for the past 6 years with an iconic event like Walkathon. We understand this year is going to be different and we invite you to be part of our digital campaign to raise awareness about Breast Cancer.
Go Pink: Pink is the colour synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is the month to unite for the cause and consider organizing your own fundraiser or supporting one of the many organized activities in your area. Here are some ideas to support our cause.
One of the most effective and easiest way to raise awareness about Breast Cancer is to turn your logo and your brand pink for the month of October. By turning your brand pink and sharing it across social media channels, you help to raise awareness and encourage the conversation with family and friends on why breast cancer needs more awareness. Some of the biggest brands in the world go pink every year to support the campaign.
Examples of brands going pink
Organize a breast cancer virtual awareness event in collaboration with Rose Foundation Nepal to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of Breast Self Examination amongst your employees. Rose Foundation Nepal will help facilitate a virtual zoom session for your employees. In session one of our doctor partners will talk about different aspects of breast cancer and the method of Breast Self Examination. The participants can ask doctor questions at the end of the event. 80% of cancer in Nepal is detected through breast self-examination. Organising a virtual event will help showcase that your company truly care about your employees.
Any workplace could always be a bit more colourful and pink is perfect. Ask everyone to wear pink to work on a specific day and make a donation.
Go Pink Challenge is an initiative by Rose Foundation Nepal, done to reach more people through Social Media. The challenger has to wear something pink, which can be any clothing apparels or accessories, take a picture and post it on Instagram/Facebook and challenge their friends with #togetherforhope #rosefoundationnepal #gopink. This is done to promote breast cancer awareness programs.
The contest will begin on October 1 and end on October 31 and there will be prizes awarded for the best shares from a post or names selected through Lucky Draw.